Former bakery owner, sometime mountain man, and all-around wonderful guy Richard Alfaro has made more than a few of our favorite California wines. He farms his estate in Corralitos (Santa Cruz Mtns.) as naturally as possible (he’s been certified organic for years), and the fruit just gets better and better. His 2016 "A" Pinot Noir is a flat out stunner with beautiful pomegranate, raspberry, black cherry flavors and a unique “eau de forest”. Think of fancy Santa Cruz neighbors like Mount Eden, with an extra nudge of fruit -- but half the price.